Statement by Transport Minister Rodriguez on National Trucking Week 2023

By Transport Canada
Cision Newswire
September 6, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada

OTTAWA, ON – Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, issued the following statement: “This week marks National Trucking Week here in Canada! It’s a time to reflect on the value that truckers and the trucking industry bring to our country. There are 1.2 million commercial vehicles on our roads, and they support internal trade between our provinces and territories that accounts for nearly one-fifth of our GDP. …The work they do undeniably makes our lives easier and our supply chains stronger. Truckers spend long hours on the road and a great deal of time away from their own families. It is important to be mindful of the impact this can have on them and the challenges they face. Our government recognizes the shortage of drivers and is working to boost recruitment. This week – more than ever – we’re grateful for their hard work.”

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